McDonald's turns to all-day breakfast for US boost

Foodservice focus - all-day breakfast; concept NPD

September saw McDonald's make two significant announcements in the US, a one-two from Taco Bell and a new format from hitherto retro-focused...

Lidl's wage hike could put pressure on competitor margins

Retail margin management in spotlight

A consistent challenge facing grocers is maintaining – or strengthening – margins in a frequently hostile retail environment. This must be a...

Unilever seeks to build value of  Magnum proposition through Magnum Pleasure stores

How brands are eyeing their own retail presence

Unilever is building on its push into branded ice cream retail with the acquisition of Italian gelato group Grom. And Unilever is not the on...

'In the case of Dairy Crest our three tips are: Lactalis, Lactalis and again Lactalis'

Why Lactalis could move for Dairy Crest

With the UK's Competition and Markets Authority likely to approve the disposal of Dairy Crest's milk business in the coming weeks, some indu...

Across European markets, promotions vary wildly, again with often poor results despite high levels on promotion

The consistent inconsistency of European promos

Are promotions leading to increased sales in Europe's major grocery markets? IRI's Jacques Dupré analyses how discounts are affecting sales,...

Who will make a play for Diamond's stable of snack brands?

Who could swoop for Diamond Foods? 

Diamond Foods side-stepped market talk it has put itself up for sale and even suggested it would be open to broadening its own portfolio dur...

How latest trans fat studies show complexity of health debate 29 Sep 15

Two pieces of research in Europe on trans fat underline the complexity of dietary science and, therefore, the formulation of product development strategies and public health messages. Ben Cooper reports.

Fonterra's full-year results – 10 things to learn 25 Sep 15

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra reversed its first-half profit drop to report a massive jump in full-year earnings yesterday (24 September). The result was achieved despite lower sales from the co-operative, with a focus on efficiency and product mix as well as the benefit of lapping weak prior-year comparables. Here are just-food's ten key takeaways from Fonterra's fiscal 2014/15 numbers.

Thought Leaders

Raisio revamps UK cereal arm, jobs to go

Katy Askew | 9 Oct 15 Honey Monster maker Raisio plans closure of Southall site

Finnish food group Raisio unveiled plans to restructure its loss-making UK cereal business in order to lower costs.

Nutrition & Sante to buy Spain's Bicentury

Stuart Todd | 8 Oct 15 Nutrition & Santé owned by Japanese group Otsuka

Nutrition & Santé, the French dietary food specialist, has announced the acquisition of Spanish counterpart, Bicentury, having reached an agreement with the company's parent, Agrolimen.

Savencia Fromage & Dairy sells stake in Andechser

Stuart Todd | 8 Oct 15 Savencia sells stake in German organic dairy

Savencia Fromage & Dairy, formerly Bongrain, has sold its minority stake in German organic dairy Andechser Molkerei Scheitz to comply with a ruling from the country's competition regulator.

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Wrap: Nestle/R&R; TPP deal; US dietary guidelines

Sanitarium launches gluten-free breakfast drink 

A2 Milk Co. plans share offer to find expansion

US group calls for standard on "natural" food

First Milk names Brian Mackie COO

Nestle claims market first in S Africa Maggi NPD

Post commits to sourcing sustainable palm oil

Baobab Foods opens US plant

How Thai Union wants to be sustainability "leader" 28 Sep 15

Ben CooperTwo 'hottest hotspots' for global seafood companies are illegal fishing and labour, Dr McBain says

When unveiling its new name and corporate identity last week, seafood giant Thai Union Group placed sustainability at the heart of its agenda. Following her appointment as the company's group director of sustainable development, Dr Darian McBain spoke with Ben Cooper about Thai Union's approach to sustainability and aspirations for the future.

Sir Kensington's co-founders on growth plans after investment round 16 Sep 15

Dean BestSir Kensington's cash injection to fuel growth

Fledgling US condiments maker Sir Kensington's, which is building a business supplying retailers like Whole Foods and foodservice chains like Bareburger, has secured financial backing from Verlinvest, the Belgium-based private-equity firm backed by shareholders in brewing giant AB InBev, and the founder of Vita Coco, the coconut water business. In just-food's latest bitesize interview, Mark Ramadan and Scott Norton, the co-founders of Sir Kensington's, talk to Dean Best about how they plan to use the funds.

Ballymaguire Foods MD outlines UK ready meal ambitions 8 Sep 15

Hannah AbdullaEdward Spelman, MD, Ballymaguire Foods

Irish private-label ready-meals maker Ballymaguire Foods has opened a new domestic plant it hopes will help expand its presence in the UK. The company says demand for ready meals continues to rise in Ireland and the UK and managing director Ed Spelman talks to Hannah Abdulla about the group's plans to tap into that growth.

Tesco to change the way it pays suppliers

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 7 Oct 15

The UK retail giant has sought to "simplify" its trade terms with suppliers.

Could Diamond Foods sell itself piecemeal?

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 6 Oct 15

With market talk rumbling on over whether Diamond Foods is up for sale, attention has now turned to if the company could be preparing to sell its snack food brands separately having failed to secure a buyer for the business as a going concern.

Austria joins list countries opting out of GMOs

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 25 Sep 15

Austria has become the latest country to join a growing list of European national governments who are opting out of allowing GMOs to be cultivated on their land.

Quorn Foods agrees sale

Quorn Foods agrees sale

Private-equity firm Exponent has struck a deal to sell the UK-based meat-free business to Philippines group Monde Nissin.

B&G Foods enters US frozen with Green Giant deal

B&G Foods enters US frozen with Green Giant deal

Taking on the struggling Green Giant business with a US$765m deal marks B&G Foods' entry into the US frozen sector. Will it pay off?

Global Savory Snacks Market: Merger and Acquisitions August

Global Savory Snacks Market: Merger and Acquisitions August 2015

The report provides a review of the mergers and acquisitions (M&As), partnering deals, and agreements entered into by companies active in the global savory snacks market during August 2015... Read more

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